I love November – the final act of autumn – on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Waking to the calls of migrating geese who fly our way in formation, nightfall brings crimson sunsets that brightly paint the sky along the Chester River. The air is cool and crisp, yet you can still feel the sun’s warm kiss on your upturned face.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For me, it is the most sacred time of the year to gather with loved ones, show gratitude for the many blessings in our lives, and share a harvest meal.
This week also marks the rise of my zodiac sign, the sacred warrior, the archer, Sagittarius.
The Constellation Sagittarius is located in the Southern celestial hemisphere and the sun travels through this sign between November 22 and December 21. Sagittarians value independence above all else. I had a poster in my college dorm room that said: Question Authority, but that is another story.
In Greek mythology, Sagittarius represents a centaur – half human, half horse. The story describes Chiron, an immortal centaur who acted as teacher to many ancient Greek heroes. He was kind and taught medicine, music, and prophecy. Zeus offered him a place in the stars as the Constellation Sagittarius.
Sagittarius sacred warriors are also known for their emotional intelligence, which helps them to connect with others. I never realized that my sign, its meaning, and its history, predetermined my path – independent schools, teaching, and connecting. How perfectly aligned.
November and Thanksgiving are also perfectly aligned as a time to refocus and regain our inner strength through connection with our loved ones. I plan to do just that this week.
Wishing you and yours a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and love.
Editor’s Note: Inspired to write this today after receiving a beautiful birthday necklace depicting the sacred warrior which I will wear proudly!